World Book Day

Today is World Book Day so I thought I'd share with you my all time favourite book, Gerald Durrell's My Family and Other Animals.

First published in 1956, it follows the life of a young Durrell when he & his family moved to Corfu (1934 - 39) - something he describes as, "like living in one of the more flamboyant and slapstick comic operas".

Packed with anecdotes of his eccentric family, his pets, the wildlife on the island and the characters he encounters along the way, it starts with a wonderful quote:

"There is a pleasure sure
In being mad, which none but madmen know."
DRYDEN, The Spanish Friar, II, i

Thu 07 Mar 2013

Posted under: Funny , Books

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